Variance Simulator FAQ’s
Do you have a downloadable version?
Sure! Check out this page for a downloadable version including source code.
How can I help myself deal with the highs and lows of variance?
Remember "Someday you will run worse than you ever thought possible". Do yourself a favour and read the excellent book Elements of Poker by Tommy Angelo. Other books to read include Poker Winners Are Different by Alan Schoonmaker, and The Poker Mindset: Essential Attitudes for Poker Success by Mathew Hilger and Ian Taylor.
What can I do to reduce my variance?
The easiest thing to do is add some variance free income to your game with one of our Rakeback offers. Rakeback can help you through a lot of those months where you're experiencing a downswing or a breakeven stretch.
What is the difference between bb/100 and PTBB/100 (or simply BB/100)?
The measure bb/100 is a short form for big blinds per 100 hands while the terms PTBB/100 and BB/100 refer to big bets per 100 hands where a big bet is defined as being twice the big blind.
How do I find my standard deviation in Poker Tracker 3?
Please refer to this post on the 2+2 forums: find your Standard Deviation in PokerTracker 3.
How do I find my standard deviation in Hold'em Manager?
On the far left of the Reports tab in Hold'em Manager, click on the + sign. Now add the standard deviation and save. You can use either BB/100 or bb/100 but if you use BB/100 make sure you multiply by two before entering the number in our poker variance simulator.
So how long is the long run?
Too long ;)